Loan watch: City defender reveals nasty injury suffered at Ipswich, as surgery for Wildschut is confirmed
Injury issues continue to cause problems for Norwich City's loan players, with defender Sean Raggett losing a tooth during Rotherham's 1-0 defeat at Ipswich.
The centre-back had to come off in the 37th minute at Portman Road, after being caught in the mouth by a stray arm from Ipswich captain Luke Chambers.
“Raggett got an elbow that bent his two front teeth back,” Millers boss Paul Warne told the Rotherham Advertiser. “The ref didn’t see that or we are given a penalty.”
Warning: Graphic image of the injury below
Elsewhere in the Championship, Yanic Wildschut was not involved as Bolton lost 2-1 at Bristol City and Norwich have since confirmed he is set to have surgery on damaged ankle ligaments tomorrow.
The winger came off at half-time of Wanderers’ 5-2 win over Walsall in the FA Cup the previous weekend and is now set to miss three months.
City released a statement saying: “Norwich City can confirm that Yanic Wildschut is to undergo surgery on Tuesday after damaging his ankle ligaments while on loan at fellow Championship side Bolton Wanderers.
“The injury happened during Bolton’s FA Cup match against Walsall, with the Dutch winger due to be out of action for up to three months. Following the operation Wildschut will embark on a rehabilitation programme with Wanderers’ medical staff.”
That would effectively end Wildschut’s season, with the 27-year-old’s Norwich contract due to expire in the summer.
In League One, Matt Jarvis continued his return to fitness with 90 minutes as Walsall lost 2-1 at home to Scunthorpe, as did left-back James Husband as Fleetwood were held to a 2-2 home draw by Oxford.
Young striker Tristan Abrahams was an unused substitute as Exeter drew 0-0 at home against Morecambe in League Two.
City midfielder Devonte Aransibia – fresh from extending his loan until the end of the season – came on in the 70th minute as Billericay were beaten 2-1 at home by Chippenham in National League South.
He is joined at the Essex club by Canaries academy product Jamar Loza, who recently played in Woking’s loss to Watford in the FA Cup third round but has now joined Billericay on an 18-month deal.
Irish winger Simon Power was kept waiting for his debut on the bench as Dordrecht lost 5-2 at home to leaders Den Bosch on Sunday, leaving them bottom of the Dutch second tier.
The winter break has not yet concluded in Germany though, with defender Marcel Franke and Darmstadt set for a return to action on January 29.